Lakeland Terrier Dog Breed Information

Lakeland Terrier Quick Facts
Lakeland Terrier
Breed Group: Terrier
Origen: United Kingdom (England)
Nickname: Lakeland Terrier
Weight: 17 lbs
Height: 13-15 inches
Color(s): Solid (blue, black, liver, red, or wheaten); or wheaten or golden tan with a saddle of blue, black, liver or grizzle.

Lakeland Terrier Appearance

The Lakeland Terrier is a small and workmanlike dog with a sensitive expression. He resembles the wire fox terrier. His body is square proportioned with a sturdy built and relatively narrow chest which allows him to squeeze and dig out into small passages. His legs are fairly long. The eyes are moderately small with an oval outline. His ears are small and V-Shaped and his tail is set high on the back and generally docked.

The Lakeland Terrier has a thick wiry outer coat and a soft undercoat. The coat can be Solid colors that include blue, black, liver, red, and wheaten. They also could be wheaten or golden tan with a saddle of blue, black, liver or grizzle. The weight of the Lakeland Terrier is around 17 pounds and the height is around 13-15 inches.

Lakeland Terrier Temperament

The Lakeland Terrier is an agile dog who loves freedom and exercise. The Lakeland can be a clown and likes to entertain. They are curious, alert, inquisitive, feisty, bossy, and energetic.†He is great with people and with responsible children, but he rarely gets along with cats -- he will chase them. It is reserved with strangers and usually aggressive toward other dogs and small animals. They require a confident, skilled owner who can provide them with early socialization and obedience training. They like to dig and may tend to bark a lot.

Is Lakeland Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Lakeland Terrier is good for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will fine without a yard. His exercise needs could be met with a moderate walk on leash, a jog or run along the side with his owner or a hardy game in a safe area. He enjoys playing outside but should be allowed to sleep inside with its family. The Lakeland Terrier is very intelligent and independent minded, they are quick to learn and easy to train.

Lakeland Terrier Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Lakeland Terrier is around 12-16 years.

Lakeland Terrier Health problems

The Lakeland Terrier is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are Legg-Perthes, lens luxation, Von Willebrandís disease and distichiasis.

Lakeland Terrier Care and Grooming

The Lakeland Terrier wire coat needs a regular brushing and combing one or twice a week plus clipping and shaping occasionally. Brush them with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Check their ears occasionally to maintain them clean and trim excessive hair between the pads of the feet.†The Lakeland Terrier should have its coat plucked two or three times each year by pulling the old hair out by hand.†

Lakeland Terrier Shedding

The Lakeland Terrier doesn't shed too much, therefore may be suited for those with allergies.